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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Oct 3, 2009 8:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do you really need 2 time keepers?

When Mickey came back, it was fine for a while, though not as free, but I think the band as a whole was moving that way . As has been said before, Mickey tended to push the beat, BIlly tended to lay back on the beat . As time went on this became more pronounced . Not all the songs, of course, sometimes the 2 drummers are marvelous ( "Fire" , etc.) ; but they're plenty of times they sound , lumpy, sloggy, leaded , or clumsy ; mostly noticed on the more straight ahead songs: the blues songs, county ones, and some of the ballads .
Not all of this can be laid on Mr. Hart, Garcia's shrinking into his own world,and a general lack of discipline , and no one wanting to be "boss", all add to the equation .

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Poster: BVD Date: Oct 3, 2009 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do you really need 2 time keepers?

Agree with he should not have come back. Turn on a dime Grateful Dead is what gets me goin'. Love Kreutzman's style. Reminds me alot of Mitch Mitchell. Light and quick or beatin' the shit outa those skins. When Hart came back it was okay for a bit, but then it seemed that he just got in the way. And it is odd...Live Dead is some of the best music ever created and the two drummers were one mind. What happened?